MCE today announced the Lucid M2X Portable FireWire DVD-MULTI Drive, a compact, bus-powered drive capable of writing to five different types of recordable media, including CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM discs. It writes to 4.7GB single-sided or 9.4GB double-sided DVD-RAM media at up to 2x speed, to standard 4.7GB DVD-R media at up to 2x, and to 4.7GB DVD-RW media at 1x. In addition, it writes to standard 650MB and 700MB CD-R media at up to 16x, writes to standard CD-RW media at up to 8x, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x, and reads standard CD-ROM discs at up to 24x. The drive is compatible with Dantz Retrospect, Apple’s iTunes, Finder Burning, and DVD Player utilities. It is expected to ship later this week for US$389.